I am feeling bad about getting rid of them, but they are fierce protectors of their babies.. I have had fish have babies, but these guys by far take the parenting award. It has been intersting watching them as parents, for a while they had the brood split, mom had a group in on area and dad had another.. I just can't devote my 100 gallon tank to 1 pair of fish. I am glad someone understood that I was feeling guilty about splitting them.
I think I will call around and see if I can find someone to take them as a pair. The babies are getting good at hiding on their own so I wont feel bad about taking the parents..
The female went back to her normal coloring last week & is all dark again, I hope they are not getting ready for another batch.. Anyone know how often they breed?
Some pics.... Sorry I am way out of pratice taking pics of my fishes,
too busy taking pictures of the baby latley.
Fry at 1 month
Mom & Dad